How do I acquire content for my station?

This article covers where to get music files and content to upload to your Live365 library.

You can use any audio material that you own, either physically or digitally. You must have purchased a copy of the audio material that you intend to use. You cannot use bootleg copies, as per the DMCA agreements. There must be only one song per track so that the metadata can be accurately recorded.

The tracks must be in an .MP3 or .M4A format. For example, you can create .MP3s from CDs or records that you own, or you can use .MP3s that you’ve purchased off digital marketplaces such as Bandcamp, SoundCloud etc. You can read more about how to convert audio files to .MP3 formats here.

You can also use audio recordings of voice or music that you’ve created yourself. There are endless possibilities, but all tracks must be in .MP3 or .M4A formats if you intend to use them with Live365.

If you want to use music from an independent artist that are not covered by PROs / Sound Exchange, you will need to obtain written permission from the artists directly. These MP3 files will also need to have metadata inserted so that the Artist Name and Song Title are displayed.

You cannot use music from digital streaming services such as Spotify, YouTube or Apple Music due to their terms of service.

Please ensure that all of your uploaded tracks have accurate metadata. You can read about how to do that here .